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Congratulations to Our 2010 Law Revue Video Contest Winner: Northwestern!

Over 16,000 votes were cast in our second annual Law Revue video contest. We now bestow the 2010 Law Revue Video Contest crown upon….

Wait, hold on a sec. Unfortunately, there were allegations of voting irregularities.

And according to our friends at Vizu, which hosted our poll, it appears that the allegations may have merit….

Three schools had suspicious voting activity, according to Vizu. A Vizu representative told us that there were some unusually large vote counts coming from certain individual IP addresses:

There does appear to be some gaming going on. We looked through the answers and the following votes looked suspect:

Gamed answers:

1). Northwestern School of Law — No More I Love Yous — There are 504 votes from IP: [x.x.x.x]

2). Windsor Law School — Tell ’em They’re Your 1st Choice (Even if They’re Not) — There are 502 votes from IP: [x.x.x.x] There are 214 votes from IP: [x.x.x.x] There are 97 votes from IP: [x.x.x.x]

3). NYU Law — Just Cram — There are 214 votes from IP: [x.x.x.x]

Of course, it’s possible for more than one computer to be legitimately connected to the same IP address. A high number of votes coming from a single IP address could be the result of voting at computer clusters on campus. The Vizu rep described the auditing of results as “not a super-precise science.”

Thankfully, we don’t need to decide between the publicly displayed results and the audited results provided by Vizu. Even if one removes all of the suspicious votes, the result is unchanged.

Congratulations to Northwestern University School of Law, for “No More I Love Yous”!

The video artistically and hilariously captures the relationship this year’s law school graduates have with law firms, and their nostalgia for the relationship that once was.

Congratulations, Northwestern. Please have an official Law Revue representative send us an email to claim your prize.

Earlier: Law Revue Video Contest: The Finalists
Law Revue Video Contest: Honorable Mentions
Law Revue Video Contest: Dishonorable Mentions

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